Helvetia is a group we’ve been talking about for years now and you have to know that we’ll be sharing their tunes when they come our way. Today I’m pleased to share with you their latest single “A Dot Running for the Dust”. It’s an organ heavy, sort of throwback emo style, melodic tune. It’ll take you a few listens, but I’m sure you will find more and more to enjoy with each play.
You can pick up Dromomania on October 2nd via Joyful Noise.
I’m really digging the sound of this new track from Helvetia, who’ve just signed on with Joyful Noise Recordings. It’s got a classic 90s indie rock sound, but that doesn’t mean that it’s outdated by any means. There’s something about the vocal delivery; it’s almost as if there’s a bit of twang or drawl hanging on every note. As the song changes direction in towards the end, you can see that the group’s not content to settle on any one sound in particular, pushing themselves to include some sonic extensions. You can grab this tune and others on September 11th when the group releases their new record, Nothing In Rambling.
Download:Helvetia – RyBro [MP3]
When I first got the email with this new track from Helvetia, I was immediately drawn to the band’s participation with Papercuts, one of my favorite acts. Now, while I can definitely see some similarities in regards to how songs slowly build before reaching their climax, this group doesn’t seem to have the same somber tones, instead offering up a bit of light through that Pacific Northwest rainy weather. The group will be releasing their new record, On the Lam, on April 12th via The Static Cult Label. Going off this single, it’s going to be a trickling affair full of harmonies meant to undermine your soul, forcing in a bit of pleasure and thoughtfulness.
Download: Helvetia – On The Lam [MP3]
Swiss transplant Jason Albertini is now living in the Northwest, and his music with Helvetia is easily influenced by the sounds of the area, not to mention his recordings, since he’s been joined by Scott Plouf of Built to Spill. His new album, Helvetia’s Junk Shop, will be released this September on Static Cult. This recording sounds a bit muddy, but it the vocals definitely meander through the song as you would expect from a band in this region. Here’s “Leading Towards an End.”
Download: Helvetia – Leading Towards an End [MP3]